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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in Ontario – Key Estimates to Support Efforts in Prevention

Public Health Ontario (PHO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) collaborated to produce a report on the burden of chronic diseases and chronic disease risk factors in Ontario. The chronic diseases included in the report are: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic lower respiratory diseases, and diabetes.  Unhealthy eating is listed as one of the modifiable chronic disease risk factors common to the four major chronic diseases included in the report (along with tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity). The report also includes sections that discuss chronic diseases among Indigenous Peoples in Ontario, Ontarians with low socioeconomic status and Ontarians with poor mental health.

Resource Information

Date

July 1, 2019

Author

Cancer Care Ontario & Public Health Ontario

Type

Report

Setting

Community-at-large

Age

Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Health Equity, Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight | Obesity, Mental Health, Physical Activity

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Provincial, Provincial (Ontario)

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